The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, will prepare you for an exciting career in genomic data analytics.

MSGDA students benefit from foundational coursework in human genetics, cutting-edge courses in the applied life sciences, and an innovative human genomics curriculum.


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Program Benefits


You will gain real industry experience with a hands-on project at a genomics company or clinical lab


Within the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, MSGDA students work side-by-side with future genetic counselors and applied life scientists


You will be able to translate patient sequencing data into clinical recommendations and bridge the gap between research scientists and clinical practitioners

Day in the Life of an MSGDA Student

Where Can Your MSGDA Degree Take You?

Here are the top occupations for KGI graduates from the MSGDA program:

  • Variant curator / Clinical variant scientist
  • Clinical genomics scientist
  • Genomic data scientist
  • Research scientist

13th Annual Rare Disease Day Aims to Translate Genetics into Action

Rare Disease Day Photo Album Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) hosted its 13th Annual Rare Disease Day on Friday, March 6 with presentations from industry leaders, a genetic counseling panel, and a poster session from students....
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#104 – Precision Medicine Podcast Rebroadcast Featuring Barbara Fortini

Thanks to Trapelo for allowing us to re-share this episode of the Precision Medicine Podcast! In this episode, Barbara Fortini, the program director for KGI's Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics...
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Clinical Genetics and Bioinformatics Summer Program Prepares Students to Work in Emerging Fields

Are you interested in a career in precision medicine but don’t know where to start? Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is launching a new Clinical Genetics and Bioinformatics Program (CGB) in summer 2020, designed for undergraduate...
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Amgen Gift to Fund Launch of KGI Center for Training in Applied Genomics

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has received $1 million from Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, to start the KGI Center for Training in Applied Genomics in response to the workforce need for more...
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Who Should Apply?

Anyone who is interested in:

  • Personalized or precision medicine
  • Drug development using genetics and genomics
  • Development of new genetic or genomic tests
  • Development of direct-to-consumer genomic tests or products
  • Using big data to advance health

Program Leadership

Barbara Kraatz Fortini, PhD

MSGDA Program Director
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Barbara Bailus, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics
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